Health & Nutrition

Medical Secretaries and Pastoral Care: How Far Apart Are They

Executive Summary Pastoral care is an important aspect of our spiritual formation and plays a vital role in shaping our lifestyle and society at large. It encompasses all approaches that aim at helping an individual interpret his or her life and see the “meaning” of suffering. By embracing pastoral care,...

Quality in the Healthcare Services Sector

Introduction Quality for services has always been a concern for all professional services. It determines how customers respond to the services provided, and finally, the success of the whole thing. Healthcare providers in the public scene have tried to provide quality services, which are essential, not only for the well-being...

A Life Cycle Assessment of Coconut-Based Cooking Oils

The Product Category Background This LCA investigates the general class of edible vegetable oils and, in particular, coconut/palm oils. Vegetable oils had gained in popularity in the latter part of the 20th century owing to dietary concerns about the high saturated fat content of animal fats like butter and that...

Senior Citizen Management in Taiwan

Abstract Senior citizen management has become a major challenge to many countries in the world. In Taiwan the problem is even worse due to a rapid increase in the number of elderly citizens which are outstretching the currently available management services. With the worrying growing trend over the years there...

Forecasting Taiwan’s Medical Tourism

Abstract Today, many old people have been faced with a number of health issues and complications. These complications arise as a result of the changing lifestyles in almost all cultures. There have been programs that are developed in order to address these problems faced by the elderly. In this paper,...

The Effectiveness of Training in Health Care Organization in the UK

Introduction Healthcare is one of the most important activities any nation has to consider. The United Kingdom invests a lot of amount in the healthcare of the people. There are separate public and private healthcare funds to manage the health conditions of the people. The government of the United Kingdom...

Children With Autism: Development Aspects

Abstract This paper will focus on autism which is defined as a developmental disability which is believed to occur in early three years of a child’s life. This disability comes up as a result of a neurological disorder that actually disturbs the normal functioning of the brain which thereafter impairs...

Organizational Structure Changes in Pfizer

The rapid development of science and technology and the organizational changes are some of the factors the challenge the survival and success of the pharmaceutical industries. The dynamics of this industry have been redefined through the combined forces of social, economic, political, and technological factors. Over the past many years,...

Palliative Care: Promoting General Practice Participation

Abstract Palliative care is currently gaining more recognition and acceptability in medical fields as it is seen to be efficacious in reducing suffering of people in final stages of ailment and terminal stages of death. The objective of palliative care has always been to encourage, both the bodily and mental...

Connection Between Obesity and Alcohol

Introduction There is a range of contributing factors that increase the likelihood of obesity development in adults (National Institutes of Health, 2019). In general, such factors include physical activity, energy consumption, and macronutrient intake. As alcohol not only influences the total energy consumed by an individual but also has an...

Analysing the Concept of Uncertainty in Nursing

Identity of the Concept The uncertainty concept in nursing, and in fact in medicine as a whole, is one that is ever present. Because medicine deals with human beings in an ever changing environment even the most mundane cases can suddenly become something entirely different. Every human being is unique,...

The Hypnotherapy: Investigation and Application

Cyna, McAuliffe, Andrew, 2004, in their study titled “Hypnosis for pain relief in labor and childbirth: a systematic review,” examined the evidence regarding the effects of hypnosis for pain relief during childbirth. The method used in the study was an electronic search (gathered from Embase, Cochrane library, Pubmed, and Medline)....

Methylphenidate and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder manifested in preschool and early school children. These children often have difficulty controlling their behavior and/or pay attention. The prevalence of ADHD is estimated to be 3-5% (NIMH, 2006.) Etiology The exact etiology of this condition is...

Connection Between Weight Gain and Alcohol Consumption

Introduction This systematic review focused on 25 studies that aimed to determine the connection between weight gain, amount and specifics of alcohol consumption, and other related factors, for instance, education or exercise levels. In general, the examined research varied in the number of studied individuals, factors that the researchers considered,...

Obesity: Health Risks

Introduction Obesity is a label given to people who are overweight. An obese person has weight that can posses various health risks. This condition affects both adults and teens. BMI “body mass index” uses weight and height to relate to an individuals body fat. Note that the method doesn’t calculate...

Dietary Data Collection: Food Frequency Questionnaire

Abstract In the years between the 1950s and 1960s, nutritionists started developing a questionnaires as a technique for assessing habitual food intake based on recorded food consumed over a set time period because of the increasing health problems associated with nutritional risk factors in the elderly, adolescents, pregnant and adult...

King Faisal Specialist Hospital: Evaluation of Promotion System

Abstract The structure of incentives must be clear and simple enough to be easily understood by employees and should also provide measurable and realistic targets to be achieved. Promotion system helps improve services provision across a wide range of departments including health domains in terms of technical and allocative efficiency...

Physical Activity Program for Obese High School Students

Abstract Implementing Structured Physical Activity Program for Obese High School Students. Customer inserts His/Her name, 2009: Concept Paper, Customer inserts the name his/her university. The concept paper was designed to provide details regarding the Implementing Structured Physical Activity Program for Obese High School Students. As the rate of the obese...

Social Determinant of Indigenous Health

Introduction The general acceptance that social inequalities are implicated in the health inequality is not new. This notion that dates back at least to the medieval times in Europe, where observations were made of unusually high rates of diseases among miners has generated controversial concerns (Benzeval, Judge & Whitehead, 1995)....

The Relationship between Teenage Suicide and Depression

Introduction There are alarming indications that suicide incidences need immediate as well as effective measures specifically addressing reduction or minimization among adolescents as a considerable chunk of successful attempts, especially in the U.S., indicate a grave situation. Likewise, the influence of elderly actions reflected and magnified via interconnectivity and the...

Eating Disorders: Causes, Effects and Treatment

Introduction Eating disorders affect millions of individuals around the globe. They affect people from all social and financial circles. In the United States alone, eating disorders are approximated to affect 5-10 million females and a million males (Mazzeo & Espelage, 2002). Levine and Smolak (2005) confirm Mazzeo and Espelage’s assertions...

How Parental Styles Influence Children With ADHD?

Abstract Purpose: To investigate the connection between adverse life events and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) development. Method: Critical review of literature. Six key pieces of academic research are considered for an in-depth examination. Findings: Studies focus on multiple links between affecting factors and ADHD. Demographic characteristics, comorbidities, parent mental illness, socioeconomic...

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Black Community

Introduction to the study African-Americans represented nearly 51% of the newly diagnosed cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) within the United States between 2001 and 2004 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2006). Further, a report on HIV and AIDS diagnoses between the years...

Diversity in Healthcare: Administration and Management

Introduction Healthcare is a growing and leading $1.7 trillion industry and there has thus emerged the need for competent management and leadership based on diversity at all levels of healthcare organizations. The growing need for leadership and balanced practice with involvements of both genders is the growing need of the...

Strategic Alliance on National Health

Abstract With an average annual growth rate of 11.1 percent from 1970 until 2006, the pharma market is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world, reaching more than US$400 billion in sales in 2003 (PhRMA, 2004). The industry is now going through a major consolidation stage where direct product...

The Effects of Insulin-Like Growth Factor

Abstract Maternal and embryonic factors greatly determine the development of the embryo. If it occurs outside the womb (in vitro), embryos produce growth factors that encourage their development. There is proof that insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) promotes growth in early development stages of embryos and creates a leeway in...

Listeria: Immunotherapy

Health and its management are often interrupted by the infectious pathogens that exert their prevalence leading to outbreaks associated with mortalities. The ability to withstand such harmful, otherwise detrimental effects of microbial agents relies on the body’s fighting mechanism provided by the Immune system. This machinery is equipped with a...

Healthcare Research and Design Methods

Introduction Bordens (et all, 2005) have explained the importance for using clear defined objectives and methodology while conducting research. The authors have commented about the fallacy in applying methodology without understanding the importance of the objective and wrong interpretations of the test results. The authors have emphasized the importance of...

Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

Introduction to Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain. It is first described by the German neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915) in 1905. This disease worsens with advancing age, although there is no evidence that it is cause by the aging process. The average life expectancy of...

Reworked Therapy Case to Humanistic and Family Systems

The Humanistic Approach Models in the family therapies focus on the client’s family for perceptions of new choices or changes. The present trend in family therapy is to integrate several approaches as no single technique is sufficient to treat all clients (Lebow, 1977 cited in Goldenberg and Goldenberg, 2008, p.410)....

Autism and Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccines

Introduction Immunization procedures are implemented on a global scale in uniformity under the organization of the WHO. Millions of children are being saved from childhood illnesses like measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria and polio. This mass effort is commendable so long as the medicines used and techniques employed are above board....

Greek Health Service and Networking Technologies

Summary The constant escalation of modernization and technological use in various aspects of Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) applications had projected them as an incredibly valuable instrument for the enhancement of numerous existing procedures. The diagnostic health industry, as an element of the Health Sector, represents a B2B market that...

Changing Role of the Health Visitors in the NHS

Abstract Health care industry is now actively working towards enhancing the roles of health workers and is trying to create leaders out of these skilled personnel. The need for leaders among health visitors is a requirement of the future, and will ensure the progression of the profession of nursing to...

Women Playing Golf and Improved Quality of Life

Abstract The inexorable ageing of the UK population – along with such facets of modern-day lifestyles as more prevalent obesity, increasingly sedentary lifestyles, and the standing of chronic heart disease among the leading causes of death – brings to the fore many health care issues. Foremost among these is the...

Internal Medicine Residents in Six Core Competencies

Introduction and Background According to the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competency is defined by focusing on six major areas. These are patient care, practice-based learning, professionalism, medical knowledge, communication and interpersonal skills and a system-based practice (Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, 2002). This definition of competence...

The Issue of Polypharmacy and Ways of Its Diminishing

Introduction Polypharmacy is a major problem that can affect anybody, but it is the most common to the elderly population. The concept of polypharmacy encloses the use of five or more medications at the same time (Fick et al., 2003), prescription of more medications than required, and prescription of medications...

Academic Vocabulary Learning: Literature Review and Criticism

The present review of literature aims at summarizing and critically evaluating several scholarly studies focused on academic vocabulary learning. All of the articles under analysis investigate some aspects related to vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs). Whereas the general focus of scholars’ attention in on the same issue, each of the articles...

Telemental Health: Effectiveness and Usefulness.

The chapter begins by elucidating the definitions and background of telemental health after which it proceeds to explicate the technological tools which are necessary for the practice of telemental health delivery, by providing a brief history of telemental health. This section also deals with the technological tools required for telemental...

Health Literacy and Chinese Americans

Introduction Chinese-Americans represent a unique cultural group in the USA with unique traditions and values, world views, and attitudes towards health and healthcare. By far, most health-related activities are carried out by the individual and family members in the privacy of their home. How successful these practices are, to a...

Obesity and Self-Esteem in Children and Adolescents

Obesity has reached epidemic proportion globally and childhood obesity is already epidemic in some areas and on the rise in others Research findings suggest that lack of physical activity, sedentary behavior, parental obesity, socioeconomic status, eating habits, and environmental factors, as well as genetic and metabolic conditions, are coincident with...

The Career Path of a Physician

Choosing a career path or a profession is one of the most critical decisions we make in life. Several factors should be considered, since one’s profession is a label of who the person is, what he or she does, and perhaps tells something about his or her personality. Out of...

Anxiety Disorders: Medical Analysis

Summarize & explain the psychopharmacological interventions currently used for the anxiety disorders Among the pharmacologic interventions for generalized anxiety disorders, a short course of a benzodiazepine is usually indicated, preferably lorazepam, oxazepam, or temazepam. They are started at the lowest possible dose and then depending on the symptoms, given on...

Mechanisms of Hearing and Mechanism of Movement in Human Anatomy

1. Discuss the structures/mechanisms of hearing The structures of the ear that are involved in hearing include the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The outer ear or pinna, in addition to playing a protective role, also functions to collect sound. The sound waves enter the ear...

Adolescent Suicide Treatment and Intervention

Introduction This paper examines eight published articles that contain results, from research conducted on adolescent suicide. The said articles also discussed treatment and intervention strategies used by mental health clinicians. Although the articles agree that adolescent suicide is a major social problem in developed countries, there is no agreement when...

Psychological Research and Design Methods

Introduction The paper has provided two designs for experiments as an alternative for the diagnosis and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) The paper has first presented the existing treatment, diagnosis and treatment of BPD and then provided two experiment designs. The first experiment is based on the Hamilton Depression...

Navigation System in Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Minimally invasive procedures continue to increase in popularity since these techniques mean substantially less trauma for the patient, less expensive for them, and less workload for the surgeons. “The field of image-guided procedures is one subset of minimally invasive procedures in which medical images are used to provide guidance during...

Psychopharmacology. Psychotropic Drug Promotion

The money spent on drug advertising is truly astounding and estimates are no longer in the billions but in the tens of billions, and increasing rapidly. According to a December 12, 2002, New York Times article, “Promotional spending in the United States by the 14 largest pharmaceutical companies increased at...

Sub-Saharan Africa: Security Implication of AIDS

Abstract Worldwide, HIV/AIDS affect the life of the people, especially the people of third world countries, more than war and terrorism. In the sub-Saharan countries, STD and HIV/AIDS cause problems in national security. The study assumes greater significance as the rate of HIV infected people in Sub Saharan Africa is...

30 Years of Cancer Treatment: How Treatment Strategy Has Changed

Introduction Cancer is often a fatal disease if not detected early. The word has such a sinister or terrifying connotation that it has been extensively used as metaphorically to describe negative aspects of any kind. One comes across such clichés as ‘violence is a cancer in our society’ quite often....

Transitional Living Program: Research Design

Abstract This case study will investigate what constitutes survival skills and a supportive living environment from the perspective of the Transitional Living Program participants and support staff. Research questions that will guide this investigation are the following: (1) What survival skills do you need to live independent (self-sufficient, free) from...

Violence Risk Appraisal Guide. Test and Measurement

Abstract The Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG) is an actuarial tool for predicting violence recidivism for convicted male serious violent offenders post-release that was first described by psychiatrists in Canada. It is a risk assessment tool that uses 12 variables to determine the violence risk associated with individual subjects, including...